Accommodation near Soccer City

Soccer City, which is officially known as the FNB Stadium, is located in Nasrec, a suburb in the sprawling Soweto township to the south of Johannesburg. It was built in 1989 and naming rights were immediately sold to First National Bank. In those days, the stadium had the capacity for 80 000 people, but today, after extensive upgrades, it can hold 94 736. This makes Soccer City the largest stadium in Africa.

The afore mentioned upgrades were done in preparation for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, which was hosted in South Africa. Given the volumes of people expected and the high profile nature of the event, the high sums of money spent on the project were deemed worth it and many sports teams and their spectators benefit from the renovations.

Some of the changes done to the original stadium include the addition of new change rooms and new floodlights, an adaptation of the bottom tier of seating to provide a better sight line an extension of the top tier and the addition of 2 new executive suites. They also added an encircling roof, which sealed the design vision inspired by a calabash - the African fruit which is often dried and used as a gourd. This design sparked the stadium's third nickname- the Calabash. The second nickname, Soccer City, came about because of FIFA's strict rules prohibiting sponsor naming for any of the Soccer World Cup venues.

Soccer City or the FNB Stadium is primarily used for soccer these days, although during the course of its life it has hosted many significant events, from Nelson Mandela's first speech in Johannesburg after his release, to Chris Hani's funeral and the 2010 FIFA World Cup Final. It is the home turf of the Johannesburg soccer team, the Kaiser Chiefs so regularly sees both local and international soccer matches. Soccer City has also hosted a few rugby matches in its day and regularly acts as a venue for big live music acts such as U2, Lady Gaga, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Justin Bieber.

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Kwa - Bungane Guest House
1.9 km

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Kwa- Bungane Guest House comprises of 7 en suite rooms with the following amenities; free WiFi connection, tea/coffee facilities, toiletries, SABC/DStv channels, ironing board, fan/heater, bar fridge ... More Info

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Ululapa Selfcatering
2.8 km

From R335 pps

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Ululapa Backpackers is a home away from home, situated in quiet surroundings. We take pride in our true hospitality and excellent service. We are in the south of Johannesburg, very close to NAS... More Info

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Crown Cottage Guesthouse
3 km

From R370 pps


Crown Cottage Guesthouse opened its doors on Spring Day, 1 September 2007. We are conveniently located south of Johannesburg and within easy access to local and international airports, all major highw... More Info

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Regal Guest House
3.1 km

From R300 pps


Regal Guest House is situated in the South of Johannesburg. Crown Gardens is centrally located and have easy and quick access to the major highways. Our establishment offers 4 bedrooms each with an... More Info

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Gold Reef Lodge
3.2 km

From R425 pps


Welcome to the Gold Reef Lodge guesthouse. Our guesthouse is situated in the heart of Johannesburg, a fast paced city located in South Africa packed with rich culture and history. Your Host Stanton Mo... More Info

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Palm Continental Hotel
3.4 km

From R999* unit

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Palm Continental Hotel extends a warm welcome to you. Whether you're here on business, or need a break within the city, we have you covered. Our tastefully decorated rooms ensure you feel at home a... More Info

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Gold Reef Place
4 km

From R350 pps


Gold Reef Place is close to Gold Reef City Casino and Theme Park and Apartheid Museum. Within easy access to FNB Stadium (Host 2010 Soccer venue) Ellis Park (Coca-Cola Stadium) and all Johannesburg ma... More Info

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The Orient Hotel
5.1 km

From R650* unit


The Orient Executive Apartments are ideally located, in the heart of the JHB CBD and surrounded by numerous restaurant's offering both local and foreign cuisine. The Orient is just a stones throw awa... More Info

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Zietsies Guest House
5.3 km

From R550 pps


Zietsies is situated on the highest koppie in Johannesburg - some people say second highest, but we believe otherwise - with a 180 view to the north, east and west. We also believe that our Guest Hou... More Info

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SouthView Lodge
5.3 km

From R1600* unit


The Modern Architectural designed Lodge is set on a 3.4 hectare Natural Koppie within a Conservancy Belt in the South of Johannesburg with panoramic views of the CBD and surroundings. Luxury Lodge ... More Info

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